Oklahoma Joe’s Pellet Grills/Smokers FAQ

Hi, I’m Chris I started PelHeat.com back in 2007.

My general pellet grill/smoker FAQ page offers answers to a wide range of topics about pellet grills/smokers and the pellets they use. However, this page is specifically an Oklahoma Joe’s focused FAQ page, discussing questions about what features/capabilities the current range of pellet grills/smokers offer. For instance, which Oklahoma Joe’s come with features such as WiFi, direct-flame access, twin-wall insulated construction, stainless steel, pellet dump etc. I’ll also provide links to articles I’ve produced on specific Oklahoma Joe’s models and my comparison/vs articles. I hope I can teach you something new, enjoy!

Oklahoma Joe's FAQ
The current Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grill range consists of the Rider 600 (left), Rider 900 (centre) and the Rider DLX (right): Images – Amazon.com

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What’s The Cheapest Oklahoma Joe’s Pellet Grill?

The cheapest Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grill is the Rider 600, currently retailing for $399.

What’s The Most Expensive Oklahoma Joe’s Pellet Grill?

The most expensive Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grill is the Rider DLX, currently retailing for $599

What’s The Smallest Oklahoma Joe’s Pellet Grill?

The Rider 600 is the smallest pellet grill/smoker in the Oklahoma Joe’s range providing a total cooking area of 617 sq.in. That’s divided up with 380 sq.in provided by the main cooking grate (suitable for grilling and an upper smoking/warming rack providing an additional 237 sq.in.

What’s The Largest Oklahoma Joe’s Pellet Grill?

Overall, the Rider DLX is the largest Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grill providing a total cooking area of 1,234 sq.in split up with 578 sq.in on the main cooking grate and the additional 656 sq.in provided by two upper smoking/warming racks. However, it should be noted, while the Rider 900 has the smaller total cooking area of 906 sq.in as it has just one upper smoking/warming rack, it actually has the same sized main cooking grate as the Rider DLX at 578 sq.in.

Which Oklahoma Joe’s Pellet Grill Get’s The Hottest?

The entire Oklahoma Joe’s range features the same Pit Control System which when set to the highest setting will achieve indirect heat of around 500 degrees. However, the Rider 600 and the Rider DLX also have the ability to provide direct-flame access (the Rider 600 does not). Hence, when the Rider 900/DLX are in Sear Mode providing direct-flame access the surface temperature at the grate will be around 650 degrees.

What’s The Warranty On Oklahoma Joe’s Pellet Grills?

Upon reviewing the Oklahoma Joe’s website it would appear the warranty on each of their pellet grills/smokers is 2-years. However, its important to note, the paint finish/surface corrosion will not be covered under the warranty terms, this is standard across all pellet grill manufacturers. Oklahoma Joe’s are also not providing a warranty on the pellet burn pot, therefore they must be considering it a consumable item.

Where Are Oklahoma Joe’s Pellet Grills Made?

While the Oklahoma Joe’s brand did indeed start off manufacturing in Oklahoma, the brand is now owned by Char-Broil after an acquisition in 1998. It’s not currently stated where the Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills are manufactured but it is overseas, likely in China.

Does Oklahoma Joe’s Produce Portable Pellet Grills?

No, none of the models in the current Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills are portable.

Does Oklahoma Joe’s Produce Vertical Pellet Smokers?

No, Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills are currently all horizontal pellet grills/smokers.

Does Oklahoma Joe’s Produce Built-In Pellet Grills/Smokers?

No, all Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills are currently freestanding cart models.

Does Oklahoma Joe’s Produce Pellet/Gas Combo Pellet Grills?

No, Oklahoma Joe’s do not currently produce a pellet/gas combo pellet grill. However, they do produce a charcoal/gas combo grill. Therefore, I do expect Oklahoma Joe’s at some point to release a pellet/gas combo grill.

Does Oklahoma Joe’s Produce Stainless Steel Pellet Grills/Smokers?

Other than a little bit of stainless steel on the pellet grill handle and ash collection cup you won’t find stainless steel on Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills. Though its to be expected as these Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills are firmly targeted as low-cost/budget pellet grills and stainless steel is an expensive material.

Does Oklahoma Joe’s Produce Twin-Wall Insulated Pellet Grills/Smokers?

No, all Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills are fabricated from a single wall of steel, therefore, for cold weather use an insulated blanket would be recommended to try and maintain a more stable internal temperature and reduce pellet consumption.

Do Oklahoma Joe’s Come With WiFi/App Support?

No, none of the current Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grill range features WiFi/App support. Previously WiFi/App support was only found on higher priced premium pellet grills, however, it is beginning to be found of cheaper/budget pellet grills. Therefore, I likely expect the feature to be coming on Gen 2 Rider pellet grills.

Do Oklahoma Joe’s Come With PID Control Panels?

No, all Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills are currently using timer-based control panels with 25-degree temperature increments. This is not too surprising with these being budget pellet grills/smokers. However, other budget brands such as Z Grills are now fitting PID temperature controllers for more accurate control of the grills internal temperature. Therefore, as above with WiFi integration, I expect the Gen 2 Rider pellet grills to be fitted with PID control panels.

Do Oklahoma Joe’s Offer Direct-Flame Access?

Yes, the Rider 900 and Rider DLX feature direct-flame access, however, the feature is easier to use on the Rider DLX. On the Rider 900 to open and close the grease tray gaps to let the flames through you have to lift up the cooking grates. However, on the Rider DLX you have a Smoke/Sear leaver on the front of the grill. Hence, on the Rider DLX you can quickly and easily turn direct-flame access on and off, no need to lift out the cooking grates.

Do Oklahoma Joe’s Offer Easy Ash Clean Out?

Yes, all of the Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills feature an ash collection cup under the grill which can be unscrewed to quickly and easily remove ash from the burn pot. However, on a semi-regular basis its still a good idea to get into the grill with a shop vac once cool.

Do Oklahoma Joe’s Grills Come With A Hopper Pellet Dump?

Yes, in fact, I actually think of pretty much all pellet grills/smokers on the market today the Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills have one of if not these best pellet hopper dump feature. A plastic container and lid is provided which can be positioned directly under the hopper. You simply pull a slide leaver and the pellets drop from the hopper into the bucket and you can then remove it and put the lid on to protect the pellets from moisture/humidity. I really do think its a great design.

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